Posted by: Pam Hackbart-Dean | January 30, 2015

Japanese Woodblock exhibit online

Japanese woodblock prints from the late 19th century are now available to view online. Part of the Open Court Publishing Company records, these prints are from the Sino-Japanese war, and a few from families and other artists in that same time. The majority of these prints were used as war reports and propaganda to keep the public informed about the current status of the battles, as well as to build patriotism, support, and optimism. The exhibit not only highlights the prints, but the artists, parts of a woodblock print and how a print is created.  Christina Bleyer and Joseph Steinbock curated this exhibit.  A traveling exhibit will be unveiled in May 2015.

Nasu no yoichi


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: